We will start our day by visiting the lovely village of Ironbridge set on the banks of the River Severn, in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.  The shops, tearooms etc. parade alongside the River Severn so you can enjoy a coffee with a view. It is also home to the iconic Iron Bridge built originally in l779. This magnificent monument stands as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution began and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walk across the bridge, there are lovely river views either side. Visit the tiny Toll House Museum built on  the bridge which is where, in days gone by, you had to pay a toll to cross the river. For the energetic there are lovely walks along the embankment.  Then we are off to Blists Hill Victorian Town Living Museum, where you can take a step back in time and experience what everyday life was like in the late l800’s/early 1900’s. Here we can visit the shops, cottages, the Pharmacy, Candle Workshop, Blacksmiths etc. visit the Pub and buy fish and chips cooked in the old fashioned way, even use old money and lots more.

When? Wed.19th June 2024.  Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 16th April. Price: £29 inc.entrance to Blists Hill

Day Trips Membership Renewal

I have a trip on the 18th April 2024 to Heskin Hall and have noticed that two or three members, on that trip, have not renewed their Membership. Our new Financial and Membership year has now started and It is important that your Membership is renewed before that date as it has knock on effects for insurance etc. So if you have not yet renewed please think about doing so. Many thanks

Another muddy ramble! And a bit of sheep herding!


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11 members of the Rambling group undertook a very muddy 9 mile circular walk yesterday. Starting at the beautiful village of Abbeystead near Lancaster we tramped on roads, climbed stiles and fences,(some more rickety than others)  slipped and slid on some very muddy paths, crossed waterlogged fields and nearly lost one of our group in a stream thanks to a very precarious wooden bridge! Thankfully we all returned safely if a bit dirty and mud encrusted!

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Digital cameras – Fashion

Hi everyone,

We got some great photos for the ’Fashion’ subject. Thanks to everyone
that came along to the meeting on Monday and entered images.
It was a challenge finding what we considered the best but here they are.

The next subject –’Engineering’’ will take place on Monday 15th April

Please come along you will be Very welcome – Terry

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NEW Day Trips 5 day Festive Break

A booking has been made with Alfa Travel for 5 days/4 nights Dinner/Bed/Breakfast, staying at the Anchor Head Hotel, Weston Super Mare which is a lovely place to visit. This is one of Alfa’s Leisureplex Hotels, set with sea views close to local amenities. All the comfortable  rooms are en suite with all the usual facilities we expect. Entertainment and excursions to be included.(excursions not finalised yet but this is a good area for interesting Cities and Countryside eg Bath, Bristol, Wells, Cheddar etc.). This late break comes just in time to enjoy a chance to relax before the Christmas epic sets in, enjoy good company and be looked after. (Someone else to wonder “what’s for tea?”)

When?? Mon.11th Nov.2024 to Fri 15th Nov.2024. Price: £309pp (some sea view rooms available at £25pp) will be less when group discount is applied). Deposit £50pp. (Cheques to be made payable to ALFA TRAVEL) Seats will be on sale at our table on Tues.9th April 2024.  ONE TWIN ROOM LEFT – ALL SOLD

Chester Walls and Water 28/03/2024

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Fifteen Stramblers took the train to Chester. We walked into the City Centre to Bath Street and the City’s historic Public Baths, housing not just one but two Victorian Swimming Pools and have been at the heart of Chester’s community for well over 100 years. Leaving Bath street, we turned into Forgate Street and saw the Grade II listed Parkers Buildings flats built in 1889 for the first Duke of Westminster. We then Continue reading

Immersive Van Gogh @Liverpool venue June 12th

At last we can see this with out travelling so far.

I know we did York last year however this is a different take on Van Gogh. Or like me, do you just  want to go again?

If you are interested as a newcomer or been before, let me know ASAP

cost, group concessions  £22.00

Have provisionally booked 25 places ,  Friday July 12th  11.15 am slot.

Book at desk with Maureen or Jan